There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
City of Jocks: The D.C. area is the fittest in the nation, if you believe this study from the American College of Sports Medicine. +1
Work It: The Murry’s grocery store closed on H Street NE to make way for a new Whole Foods. But one Murry’s employee tells Frozen Tropics that she’ll be able to work at the Logan Circle Whole Foods while the new one is being built. +2
In Memory: A painting of Maya Angelou will be installed at the National Portrait Gallery tomorrow. The painting was first unveiled in April. +5
Two Weekends Only: D.C. will be more like New York for the next two weekends: Cork Market on 14th Street NW will sell Big Apple-style bagels from the forthcoming local shop Bullfrog Bagels as part of a series of pop-ups. This is good news for now, but the excitement surrounding the pop-up really highlights D.C.’s dearth of decent bagels. +/- 0
Friday’s Needle rating: 37 Today’s score: +8 Today’s Needle rating: 45